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SAP named worldwide market share leader for enterprise resource planning

Johannesburg, 17 May 2012

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has been named the overall market share leader in the worldwide enterprise resource planning (ERP) market. According to the 24 April 2012 report issued by Gartner: “Market Share Analysis: ERP Software, Worldwide, 2011”, SAP ranks number one, with 25.5% share of the worldwide market based on revenue for 2011, reflecting a 13.2% growth from 2010.1

“With sub-Saharan Africa posing one of the highest growth potentials in all SAP markets, these research results prove that SAP's continued investment into building our presence in Africa is having a global effect on our market share,” says Freek Malherbe, General Manager, Industry Solutions, SAP Africa.

“Even with groundbreaking developments in database technology, cloud computing, mobility and business analytics, a solid ERP implementation provides the foundation for an enterprise to run effectively. With mobile technology a particular focus in Africa, SAP takes great encouragement from the Gartner research findings, proving that SAP's ERP solution is a clear market leader and providing us with the platform to further develop the maturity of the continent in enterprise applications.”

The SAP ERP application, included in SAP Business Suite software, provides solutions for finance, human capital management (HCM) and operations. Additionally, enhancement packages and rapid-deployment solutions enable customers to take advantage of new innovations whenever they need them, and to get up and running as quickly as possible. Catering to organisations of all sizes, the SAP Business One application, SAP Business All-in-One solution and SAP Business ByDesign solution are flexible offerings capable of scaling along with the business.

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @ sapnews and @ businessobjects.

1 Gartner “Market Share Analysis: ERP Software, Worldwide, 2011” April 24, 2012

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